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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Barton Gellman
Journalist, contributing to the Washington Post
CSPAN 08/31/2013
Echevarria: what is known as the Black Budget for intelligence and spy agencies, this information was provided to them by Edward Snowden. They have a follow up story in this morning’s paper looking at the cyberspace war saying U.S. intelligence services carried out 231 offensive cyber- operations in 2011, the leading edge of a clandestine campaign that embraces the internet as a theater of spying, sabotage and war, according to top-secret documents obtained by The Washington Post. That disclosure, in a classified intelligence budget provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, provides new evidence that the Obama administration's
Barton Gellman
Journalist, contributing to the Washington Post
CSPAN 08/31/2013
Echevarria continued: growing ranks of cyber warriors infiltrate and disrupt foreign computer networks. The scope and scale of offensive operations represented an evolution in policy, which in the past sought to preserve an international norm against acts of aggression in cyberspace, in part because U.S. economic and military power depend so heavily on computers. Quote, “The policy debate has moved so that offensive options are now more prominent,” said former deputy defense secretary William J. Lynn III, who has not seen the budget document and was speaking generally. “I think there’s more of a case made now that offensive cyberoperations can be an important element in deterring certain adversaries.”
Pedro Echevarria
Host C-SPAN
CSPAN 10/22/2013
Echevarria: (Alissa Rubin out of ) Paris for "the New York Times" saying that it was an article on Monday in Le Monde the French authoritative French newspaper said that the NSA had scooped up millions of digital communications inside France in a single month, from Dec. 10, 2012 to January 8, 2013. French officials called the spying “totally unacceptable” and demanded that it cease. “These kinds of practices between partners are totally unacceptable, and we must be assured that they are no longer being implemented.” And that, this according to a Ministry spokesman. The same language was used late Monday in a statement from President Francois Hollande (describing what he said in an earlier telephone conversation with President Obama). New York Times, Oct. 22, 2013
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